England's Shitty batting lineup

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England's Shitty batting lineup

Post by Kriterion_BD » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:38 pm

Just checked the first-class averages of England's new batsman. Stoneman, Malan, and Vince all average under 38 and all are more than 27 years old. Honestly, I think England should have stuck with the youth of Hameed and found guys who at least average over 40 in fc cricket.

Same thing with Australia's fascination with Bancroft when they could have been giving Renshaw more experience.
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Re: England's Shitty batting lineup

Post by Zero76 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:55 pm

Fair enough on Stoneman and Vince, but Malan was probably England's best batsman throughout the Ashes, he showed a willingness to grind out runs against a strong attack that his teammates often lacked.

As for Matt Renshaw, he'll be back sooner rather than later. Had an absolute horror start to the Aus domestic season, pretty much needed to be dropped. But since 2018 commenced he has looked well and truly back to his best.
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Re: England's Shitty batting lineup

Post by jaybro » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:55 am

Ballance is a much better batsman than Vince I really don't know why they're bothering with him tbh

you're right though England are in the midst of a batsman drought much like Australia, actually you could say that about every team apart from maybe India? all due to IMO t20 cricket, all these guys play too much cricket where your wicket is only worth something if you're striking at 150

Looking at the Australian Sheffield Shield this year not one batsman is demanding selection with his numbers and only Renshaw has scored more than 2 centuries. Callum Ferguson is top scorer with 780 runs !!!! I remember the likes of Katich, Voges, Hodge, Love etc scoring over 1000 runs in a season to earn themselves a spot on the next tour as a reserve batsman !!!!!

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... tournament
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Re: England's Shitty batting lineup

Post by Kriterion_BD » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:24 am

jaybro wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:55 am
Ballance is a much better batsman than Vince I really don't know why they're bothering with him tbh

you're right though England are in the midst of a batsman drought much like Australia, actually you could say that about every team apart from maybe India? all due to IMO t20 cricket, all these guys play too much cricket where your wicket is only worth something if you're striking at 150

Looking at the Australian Sheffield Shield this year not one batsman is demanding selection with his numbers and only Renshaw has scored more than 2 centuries. Callum Ferguson is top scorer with 780 runs !!!! I remember the likes of Katich, Voges, Hodge, Love etc scoring over 1000 runs in a season to earn themselves a spot on the next tour as a reserve batsman !!!!!

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... tournament
I think there are plenty of decent orthodox Test batsmen around. South Africa's lineup seems stacked, don't know why they are struggling so much. Markram, Amla, AB, QDK, thats a very solid top 6/7.
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Re: England's Shitty batting lineup

Post by Kriterion_BD » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:25 am

England slipped to 27 for 9 on the first day in Auckland!

Record breaking type shit that! :lol: :lol:
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Re: England's Shitty batting lineup

Post by cricket_22001 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:06 am

I couldn't think of a more appropriate subject line.
And while watching the match on Fox, no one is saying there are real terrors in the pitch. The consensus is excellent swing bowling & deficiencies in batting technique.

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